Antoine Graincourt

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Antoine Noël Benoît Graincourt[1] (1748–1823)[2] was a French painter and miniaturist.[3] He was born in Corbie, Picardy in the Somme Valley on March 17, 1748[3] but moved away from his home region to Paris,[4] where he trained under Gabriel François and Pierre Doyen[3] and received a stipend from the Cardinal of Luynes.[5] He painted portraits of famous French military and naval figures[6] both contemporary and from the recent past, including René Duguay-Trouin and François Louis de Rousselet, Marquis de Châteaurenault. He died in Champeaux[7] on December 26, 1823.[3]


  1. ^ Supplement to Mallett's Index of Artists, International-biographical: Including Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Engravers and Etchers of the Past and the Present Not in the 1935 Edition by Daniel Trowbridge Mallett. P. Smith, 1948. page 107.
  2. ^ Lorient, XVIIIè siècle by Florence D'Souza. Musée de la Compagnie des Indes, 1997. page 25. ISBN 2-9504920-4-5, ISBN 978-2-9504920-4-3
  3. ^ a b c d Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart: Unter Mitwirkung von etwa 400 Fachgelehrten by Ulrich Thieme, Hans Vollmer and Felix Becker. Seemann, 1916. page 495.
  4. ^ L'art de la Picardie by Georges Durand. Fontemoing & cie., 1913. page 53.
  5. ^ Mémoires et documents by France Commission d'histoire économique et sociale de la Révolution française. Bibliothèque nationale, 1965. v.18-19. page 19.
  6. ^ Catalogue descriptif et raisonné des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque communale de la ville d'Amiens by Jacques Jean Baptiste Adolphe Garnier, Bibliothèque municipale, Amiens. Imp. de Duval et Herment, 1843. page 440.
  7. ^ Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays by Emmanuel Bénézit. Gründ, 1999. Page 158

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